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Old 08-20-2010, 02:41 PM   #11
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Greenman brewing is also downtown I think. Bruisin' Ales is a must if you want to bring some good brews back home with you.
If you're there on a Friday, stop by Highland Brewery at 4:30 or 5 for a tour, then to lounge around at the brewery and listen to some live music and eat some catered food.

 
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:42 PM   #12
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Asheville Brewing Company is also there, although I've never been. Try their "Ryehopper" if you can find it on draft anywhere. Excellent.

 
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:53 PM   #13
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Also Friday I think there is a free concert in the streets downtown. It's called Downtown After 5.

 
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:53 PM   #14
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Asheville Brewing Company is also there, although I've never been. Try their "Ryehopper" if you can find it on draft anywhere. Excellent.
Ryehopper is made by French Broad not ABC

 
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:55 PM   #15
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Ryehopper is made by French Broad not ABC
Ah, I stand corrected.

 
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:01 PM   #16
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This is a short list to get you a taste of what Asheville has to offer.

Barley's Taproom
Thirsty Monk
Wedge
Jack of the Wood
Bier Garden

Here is a link to the Asheville tourism page on the subject: http://www.exploreasheville.com/wher...ies/index.aspx

As previously mentioned, Highland is a good place to do a tour. They, like most of the local breweries, are very involved in the community. Highland does a lot of brewing of many local award winning homebrewers work.

Also, if you're just looking to pick up a few beers to take back to the room with you and you feel like chatting homebrewing go visit Alex Buerckholtz at Hops & Vines (http://www.hopsandvines.net/) in west Asheville. In my opinion the best LHBS in Asheville. Tell him Chad sent ya. I miss that place now that I have moved to Atlanta.

 
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:26 PM   #17
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Ryehopper is made by French Broad not ABC
A very good Rye.

 
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:35 PM   #18
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Slightly Off Topic, but has anyone had anything from Asheville Brewing Co? A friend of mine brought me a couple of their beers that he got from some friend of a friend of a friend. I tried their Porter and APA. I thought the APA was terrible, and the Porter was so so. However, like I said, it traveled through a number of hands before I got it, so I don't know how old it was or how well it was handled and stored. Anyone have a first hand experience they can share?


 
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:36 PM   #19
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Slightly Off Topic, but has anyone had anything from Asheville Brewing Co? A friend of mine brought me a couple of their beers that he got from some friend of a friend of a friend. I tried their Porter and APA. I thought the APA was terrible, and the Porter was so so. However, like I said, it traveled through a number of hands before I got it, so I don't know how old it was or how well it was handled and stored. Anyone got a first hand experience they can share?
They have never been overly impressive in my opinion.

 
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:37 PM   #20
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A very good Rye.
Yeah it's a nice beer. Good rye spicy flavor but not as hoppy as one may expect.

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